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View of Beaconsfield Church

View of Beaconsfield Church

Engraver: Jeakes, J.

Medium: Aquatint

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 5a

Length: 34

Width: 43.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of St Mary and All Saints Church in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. It is situated at the Windsor end corner of the Old Town Crosswords. There was possibly an Anglo-Saxon Church on this site. The church building in this picture dates from around 1475. It has a distinctive squat steeple known as a 'Hertfordshire needle' which is surrounded by a wooden railing instead of a parapet. By the 18th century the church fabric was not in a good state and only small repairs were made. It was restored in the 1860s.

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